# offset scales

## English translation: See explanation below...

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 11:50 Aug 3, 2006
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Tech/Engineering - Manufacturing
 English term or phrase: offset scales Context: ...in combination with the fixed reference output of 1.00 V, offset scales such as 0°C or 0°F can be generated. How do you understand the whole sentence?
 Local time: 01:15
 English translation:See explanation below... Explanation:The temperature output is scaled to 1.00 mV/K, but it isn't specified (and indeed, is highly improbable!) that 0.00 mV = 0 K (absolute zero!) By offsetting the output voltage against the fixed reference voltage (in external circuitry), you can set the output to suit any desired temperature scale — 0C is not equal to 0°F which is not equal to 0 K either, so there has to be some correction in order for the reading to be appropriate for the wanted scale. The 2 parameters you usually change to scale such an output would be gain and offset. I hope that helps! It's a little difficult to understand exactly what part you didn't follow?
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Tony M
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Explanation:
The temperature output is scaled to 1.00 mV/K, but it isn't specified (and indeed, is highly improbable!) that 0.00 mV = 0 K (absolute zero!)

By offsetting the output voltage against the fixed reference voltage (in external circuitry), you can set the output to suit any desired temperature scale — 0C is not equal to 0°F which is not equal to 0 K either, so there has to be some correction in order for the reading to be appropriate for the wanted scale. The 2 parameters you usually change to scale such an output would be gain and offset.

I hope that helps! It's a little difficult to understand exactly what part you didn't follow?

 Tony MFranceLocal time: 01:15Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 12
 Thank you.
 Asker: Now I am wondering, why I did not get

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